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#9234900 - 08/16/13 04:01 PM Flesh eating bacteria
bush hog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1235
Loc: Beckvill, TX
FYI - Martin Lake, Rusk County, last week a woman contracted a flesh eating bacteria while swimming. She had a small open sore from a mesquito bite. Doctors say it's not as uncommon as you think during summer when the water is hot and little to no current. Both fresh and salt water. Might want to be mindful of any open sores if fising power plant lakes during hot weather.

#9234949 - 08/16/13 04:15 PM Re: Flesh eating bacteria [Re: bush hog]
Jaret Latta Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 4823
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
saw where in florida a kid got a brain eating amoeba from swimming in shallow warm water as well.

#9235015 - 08/16/13 04:38 PM Re: Flesh eating bacteria [Re: bush hog]
jmj201 Offline

Registered: 02/07/13
Posts: 141
Vibro is no joke. There are actually a lot of cases in Texas every year. It is most common with people that have weak immune systems, but that is in no way the only people effected. has lots of really good info about vibro.

#9235181 - 08/16/13 05:48 PM Re: Flesh eating bacteria [Re: bush hog]
Ryorgensen Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/27/11
Posts: 1001
Loc: Good Ol East Texas
A man from Palestine Tx,got the flesh eating bacteria after going to Galveston . He died last's nothing to play with for sure...

#9235497 - 08/16/13 08:57 PM Re: Flesh eating bacteria [Re: bush hog]
Bassin2win Offline

Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 241
Loc: Denton,TX
When I lived out in Hawaii we had to be careful for Leptospirosis. Talk about something you don't want to mess with. Just reading about the symptoms made me think twice about cutting my line with my teeth!

Edited by Bassin2win (08/16/13 08:58 PM)
"Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught" -Unknown Author

#9235669 - 08/16/13 10:07 PM Re: Flesh eating bacteria [Re: bush hog]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 1354
Loc: nederland, TX
Last summer a guy had his arm amputated only a few hours after getting a small cut on the neches in Beaumont.

#9242798 - 08/19/13 07:40 PM Re: Flesh eating bacteria [Re: bush hog]
sunburnt34 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 538
Last Summer posted about someone that lost his leg from the knee down fishing saltwater. Years back know of a person who took his sons to Lake Sommerville and his swimming in the shallow stagnant water, his youngest (according to doctors) got a flesh eating bacteria from water in his ears, went into his brain. Within a week He and his exwife had to make the decision to pull the plug. PLEASE BE EXTRA EXTRA CAREFUL-KEEP PEROXIDE OR EVEN BLEACH WITH YOU WHILE FISHING!!
Not sure if this link will work,..if so just food for thought.


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